The Annual World News Media Forum 2024

“The Growing Threats for Democracy and Freedom of Speech”

February 21st - 24th, 2024

The Annual World News Media Forum is an annual conference co-hosted and organized by the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and other leading institutions.

The current political and economic situation in numerous regions and countries around the world, together with the deteriorations of social norms for the use of violence, emphasizes the growing need for a greater Media-Public-Private sector dialogue & cooperation in order to avoid further escalation.
The Annual World News Media Forum 2022 will therefore focus on analysing and raising awareness for activities that promote global peace, stability and prosperity. Focusing primarily on the role of the media, the Forum will evaluate the tools and framework in which greater Media-Public-Private dialogue and cooperation can take place.

The conference will include addresses from journalists, politicians, religious leaders, academics and artists.


Based in Berlin, the forum will be hosted at ICD House of Arts & Culture and in a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.

Speakers & Delegates

Speakers during the forum will include leading politicians, senior diplomats, governmental officials, senior academics, journalists, and celebrated artists. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.

Forum Participants »

Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, economists, representatives of the Business sector, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, representatives of the Business sector, young professionals as well as other interested individuals from across the world.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:

Certificate of Attendance - All conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed.

Participant Papers »

The Conference Committee encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Conference. The Conference Committee would therefore like to welcome the participants of the conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.